Why Republicans wouldn't convict Trump
Convicting the former president would have required accepting a half-century of Republican guilt
A strategy to prevent war over Taiwan
The Miller Center's Philip Zelikow proposes a plan to meet Chinese aggression and help Taiwan defend itself
Secretary of the American century
Remembering former Secretary of State George P. Shultz
Black History Month
Miller Center events and exhibits to explore the African American experience
Presidential Resources for Teachers
The Miller Center features a variety of content that can help teachers bring history alive for their students
Can we all just get along? The new president and the Supreme Court
Three Supreme Court experts examine the future of the high court under the Biden administration. Among other topics, they discuss upcoming court cases, how the addition of Amy Coney Barrett might affect some of these outcomes, and the overall makeup of the court.
Bidens bring presidential PDA back to the White House
Barbara Perry tells POLITICO that casual displays of affection weren’t always commonplace for first couples
What happens to Trump's grip on the GOP following two impeachments?
Barbara Perry puts Trump's presidency into context on NPR's Politics With Amy Walter
Miller Center appoints J. Stephen Morrison as Schlesinger Professor
International health expert will conduct seminars, engage with faculty, students
Highlights from the First Year 2017 Project
National security in the first year
Watch an overview of the national security challenges facing a new president
How to prepare for national security challenges
Former undersecretary of defense for policy Michele Flournoy offers nine lessons for navigating national security
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
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